The Prince Urn created by Foreverence for the Nelson family (all photos and video courtesy Foreverence)

When Paisley Park, Prince’s grand private estate in Minnesota, opened for public tours last week, visitors noticed a scale model of the building on display in its foyer. It’s actually the late musician’s jaw-dropping urn: a gleaming, custom-made, 3D-printed ceramic receptacle designed by Foreverence, a company that operates like a custom cake shop, only for cremation memorials.

Measuring just over one foot tall and 18 inches long, as People first reported, the urn’s white façade features Prince’s iconic Love Symbol in purple, bedazzled with crystals. The artist’s sister and nephew helped conceive of his final resting place, the interior of which faithfully replicates Paisley Park’s atrium. When you pull away the front wall, the shrunk-down space reveals white ornamental doves, a tiled floor, and a miniature version of his purple Yamaha piano. The ceiling even boasts working lights, although a glass section allows surrounding light to stream in as well. As for Prince’s ashes, they lie tucked away in a frontal column integrated with the building’s exterior. It’s a design that perfectly encapsulates the artist: visionary, glamorous, and definitely one-of-a-kind.


The Prince Urn created by Foreverence for the Nelson family


Opening the front of the Prince Urn (GIF by the author)

Claire Voon is a former staff writer for Hyperallergic. Originally from Singapore, she grew up near Washington, D.C. and is now based in Chicago. Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine, VICE,...